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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: October 20-22, 2009

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(revised October 15, 2009)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:00 am
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center*
701 West Ocean Boulevard.
Long Beach, CA 90831

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TTY) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information.

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide comments on developing a preferred MPA proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region during Agenda Item R on Wednesday, October 21, 2009; it is expected that public comment on this agenda item will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. In addition, general public comment will be taken on any subject related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 and will end no later than 10:00 p.m.

Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the BRTF. For additional details about providing public comment at this meeting, please refer to the MLPA Guidelines for Public Comment.

Meeting Materials:  Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Thursday, October 22, 2009

Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m.

 Welcome and Agenda Review

IV. Recommendations for the South Coast (continued from Oct. 21)

  1.  Recommending a Preferred MPA Proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and Any Other Recommendations (continued from Oct. 21)

 Motion and Vote

     2.   Discussion on Preferred Alternative

 Motion and Vote

 Next Steps 

(Agenda items below to be continued to a meeting at a later date.) 

V. North Coast Project

  1. Process Design for Planning in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  2. Outreach and Education Activities
  3. Master Plan Science Advisory Team

VI. MLPA Initiative Operations

  1. 2008-11 MLPA Initiative Budget Update
    Potential Action: Adopt revised MLPA Initiative budget
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT V.1: MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011
  2. Future Meetings for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and the MLPA North Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT W.1: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and MLPA North Coast Study Region

VII. Previous MLPA Study Regions

  1. Update on North Central Coast Implementation
  2. Update on Central Coast Implementation